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Whether you are just starting your career in care or have experience at management level your development is important to us, as soon as you join us you will be enrolled into the Autonomy Academy.


Our bespoke induction training will give you the understanding of who we are, what you will do and how to do it. Along side our friendly dedicated team who will continuously support you, your induction training will also consist of a combination of e-learning, shadowing, mentoring, peer support, and additional training around core skills. Training will focus on the people we support to ensure their care is person centred.

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is where you're employed to do a real job while studying for a formal qualification. By the end of your apprenticeship, you'll hopefully have gained the skills and knowledge needed to either succeed in your chosen career or progress onto the next apprenticeship level. Autonomy Academy follows an approved study programme, which means you'll gain a nationally-recognised qualification at the end of your apprenticeship.


Diplomas will enable employees to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to become competent in their roles. Diplomas have optional units allowing employees to develop knowledge and skills in areas of interest. Diplomas are offered at Levels 2 - 5 and are delivered by our approved training providers Hudson Training ( Adult / CQC registered services) Wales England Care (Childrens / Ofsted registered services)
Examples of the mandatory units are listed below and cover core competencies

🎓  Communication

🎓  Personal development

🎓  Values and behaviours

🎓  Health and wellbeing

🎓  Responsibilities

🎓  Safeguarding

Mandatory Training Health and Safety

Employees receive annual refresher training to ensure that they remain up to date with recommended practice and regulatory requirements, examples of this training includes;

🎓 Fire Safety

🎓 Equality, Diversity and Human Rights

🎓 Infection, Prevention and Control

🎓 Manual Handling

🎓 Food Hygiene/Food Safety Awareness

🎓 Safeguarding Adults

🎓 Safeguarding Children

First Aid Training

First aid is an important tool in quickly responding to accidents to ensure that injuries can be efficiently and promptly dealt with before a trained medical professional arrives to administer more specialised treatment. First aid in services and with people we support is especially helpful, as individuals sometimes get into accidents that can need swift care in order to prevent things from escalating. Whether it’s a minor injury or something more serious like a fracture, preventing further complications is paramount. Ensuring there are trained first aiders within our services will help them to be safer environments for everyone.

Positive Behaviour Management Training

We have experienced accredited in-house Positive Behaviour Management (PBMpro) trainers who train employees in specialist behaviour management strategies giving them confidence and skills to assist with behaviours that challenge in a safe and dignified manner. Training is tailored to the needs of the people we support and our employees.

New to care?

Try the interactive video challenge link below ‘A Question of Care: a Career for YOU’ to see what a career in care is like. At the end you'll receive a detailed personal profile that tells you if you’ve got what it takes to join us!

The Care Certificate

For employees who are new to care we will support you with completion of the care certificate; 15 standards which set out the core knowledge, skills and behaviour expected in your role in the social care sector.

What do our employees think about our Autonomy Academy?

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Care Pathway

We welcome people looking to start a new career. Qualifications and experience are good, but what’s really important is a caring, can-do attitude. You can choose to start out on our apprenticeship scheme or you can go straight into your chosen role. Either way, you’ll get great training and become part of a supportive, friendly team. We are currently offering a Care Pathway in Health & Social Care only, but please keep your eyes peeled for apprenticeships in our other departments within Autonomy Care Group.